News: Nursing Practice

Opioid Prescribing Guideline Implementation-Call for Public Comments by June 23, 2017

The Nursing Commission sent out the following information on behalf of Washington State Agency Medical Directors Group: The Washington State Agency Medical Directors Group (AMDG) developed a comprehensive Guideline on Prescribing Opioids for Pain in June 2015. The Guidelines were subsequently adopted by the Bree Collaborative at the July 2015 meeting. The AMDG workgroup will design and carry out strategies to implement the Guidelines. Your feedback is requested on the Bree Collaborative draft opioid prescribing metrics. Call for Public Comments by June 23, 2017.

Public Health – Seattle & King County Director Patty Hayes selected for The Kresge Foundation’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health Initiative

Patty Hayes, MN, RN, a member of WSNA’s Nursing Hall of Fame and Director of Public Health – Seattle & King County, is among thosechosen to be part of The Kresge Foundation’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health Initiative. Hayes and Carina Elsenboss, the department’s Preparedness Director, will be working to transform public health in the communities they serve.

Cinnabon Giveaway for Nurses Week, May 6-12

Cinnabon is once again showing appreciation for nurses with its annual National Nurses Week giveaway. From May 6-12, 2017, participating Cinnabon bakeries will offer a choice for a free Cinnabon Classic Roll, MiniBon®, or a four-count of the newest treat, BonBites™, to nurses presenting their medical ID badge.

National Nurses Week 2017 is almost here!

For National Nurses Week, May 6–12, ANA will explore this year’s theme, “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.” Download resources for your recognition planning and Nurses Week celebrations from the ANA website.

Patient Safety Awareness Week Is March 12-18, 2017

Patient Safety Awareness Week, a highlight of the United for Patient Safety Campaign, is time dedicated to raising awareness about patient safety among health professionals and the public. Join the Twitter chat or watch the free webinar.